Breakfast at Tiffany's. Truman Capote, Jay McInerney, Introduction, Karen Klassen, Illustrations.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

London: Folio Society, 2013. First Thus. Hardcover. A Fine copy of this Folio Society first edition, first printing with an Introduction by Jay McInerney and illustrations by Karen Klassen, in a Fine slipcase; Truman Capote's landmark novella in which a writer recalls his early days in New York City, during which he comes to know a remarkable neighbor named Holly Golightly, one of Truman Capote's most famous creations. The Novella provided the basis for the 1961 movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" starring Audrey Hepburn. In a March 1968 Interview, Capote, who had described Holly Golightly as a prototype of the modern liberated female who represented a "...whole breed of girls who live off men but are not prostitutes. They're our version of the geisha girl....", was asked to explain his description of her. Capote responded as follows: "Holly Golightly was not precisely a call girl. She had no job, but accompanied expense-account men to the best restaurants and night clubs, with the understanding that her escort was obligated to give her some sort of gift, perhaps jewelry or a check …if she felt like it, she might take her escort home for the night. So these girls are the authentic American geishas, and they're much more prevalent now than in 1943 or 1944, which was Holly's era." Notably, in his earliest drafts of the novella, Capote named the woman "Connie Gustafson" but later changed her name to "Holiday Golightly". A Fine copy in a Fine slipcase. Fine. Item #816

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